Meet the Maker: Jewellery and Silversmithing Rising Stars at Shine and Goldsmiths' Fair 2021

06 Oct 2021 · 10:30AM - 2:30PM
The Goldsmiths' Centre and Goldsmiths' Hall
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See, handle and try on exquisite jewellery and objects in silver by new talent at the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s Shine 2021 showcase and Goldsmiths’ Fair. Makers will introduce their intricately handcrafted work and tell their unique making stories.

The event will start at the Goldsmiths’ Centre, where a selection of Shine jewellers and silversmiths – Josephine Gomersall, Georgie Orme-Brown, Agata Karwowska, Makila Nsika, Katherine Brunacci, Maria Gower and Heidi Hockenjos - will join participants over light refreshments, to share their ideas, inspirations and examples of their work. The group will then be taken to Goldsmiths’ Fair, at Goldsmiths’ Hall, to take part a tour and be introduced to the new talent on show.

At 13.30 participants will have a guaranteed seat at the talk ‘Sapphire: A Celebration of Colour' with Joanna Hardy’, in which highly regarded jewellery and gemstone expert, Joanna Hardy, will explore the sapphire’s history with captivating stories from her brand-new book.

'Sapphire: A Celebration of Colour' takes us on a journey from the early trade along the Silk Route and the creation of medieval talismans, to the jewellery collections of the great royal houses of Europe and the finest designers at work today. Along the way, she showcases spectacular jewels worn by many notable figures, including Elizabeth Taylor, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Windsor, as well as pieces by such iconic jewellery houses as Cartier, Bulgari, Van Cleef & Arpels, Chaumet and Tiffany. There is also an exclusive insight into six major private collections, including previously unpublished pieces. Sapphire is the third and final instalment in Thames & Hudson’s show stopping series on coloured gemstones, created by Violette Editions. A feast for all the senses, the book features page after page of exquisite sapphire jewels and artefacts from the 4th century BC to the present day, interspersed with text exploring the history of this beautiful gemstone and its enduring popularity with style icons, past and present.

Join us to get special access to these rising stars and their work.

What is included in my ticket?

  • Transport between the Goldsmiths' Centre and Goldsmiths' Hall
  • Light refreshments at the Goldsmiths' Centre
  • A ticket to Goldsmiths' Fair 2021
  • A ticket to an in-person talk at Goldsmiths' Hall

COVID-safe requirements

To ensure the safety of exhibitors, staff and guests, all visitors will be asked to show proof of double vaccination or negative lateral flow test to gain entry to Goldsmiths’ Hall. UK-based visitors can use their NHS Covid Pass and international visitors, the equivalent from their country of origin.

Contact-free temperature checks for all visitors, exhibitors and staff will take place as you enter the Hall. If you show a temperature higher than 38 degrees, you and your party may be unable to enter Goldsmiths’ Fair.

An official NHS QR code will be displayed on arrival for you to check in with the NHS COVID-19 App. The data you provide will be held securely for 21 days after the date of your visit and will only be shared with NHS Test and Trace if requested, to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.